Please find below a summary of projects and consultancies that we have successfully concluded in the past:
Carbon Capture Utilisation (CCU)
In cooperation with a company specialised in research and development of new technologies for the chemical industry, a chain optimisation has been made for the waste processing industry. Flue gases are treated with a highly selective solvent for CO2. The removed CO2 becomes available at high purity and can be used in the synthesis of a product which is used in the removal of other components present in the flue gas. By recycling the CO2 the operational costs are reduced and the remaining flue gas has less impact on the environment.
Reuse of waste heat
For a leading pharmaceutical company a heat balance is made for one of their production processes. By optimisation of the process and waste heat recovery the ALTA GROUP was able to reduce cooling water and steam consumption up to 40% and 30% respectively. The residual waste heat was used for the production of electricity by using a new innovative technology.
For a leading international energy supplier the ALTA GROUP has done several projects. During these projects the ALTA GROUP looked into different relevant concepts, evaluated the concepts and selected the concept best suitable for the project. The selected concept was further elaborated to determine the design basis. Engineering activities were not limited to process engineering: mechanical and instrumentation engineering were done as well. Besides our engineering activities the ALTA GROUP had a coordinating role. The client’s requirements of the different disciplines were brought together in the final design basis whilst the initial concept and idea was maintained. One of the completed projects is built and is successfully in operation.
An international industrial gas company had a problem with corrosion in one of their amine systems. An analysis of the amine system was made based on the actual process data and the results of the process simulator. The conclusion was that locally high concentrations of acidic components occurred. With this information combined with our expertise the ALTA GROUP was able to predict the location and type of corrosion. The outcome of this survey was in line with the observations in the field. Our client has used the ALTA GROUP information to modify their amine system to minimise corrosion and increase the lifetime of the amine system, thus significantly reducing the maintenance costs due to corrosion.